Bioplastic Textiles Market
Bioplastic Textiles Market Analysis By Material (Polytrimethylene Terephthalate (PTT), Polyamide (PA), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)), By Source (Sugarcane, Beet, Corn Starch), By Application (Home Textiles, Clothing, Footwear) & By Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033
Analysis of Bioplastic Textiles Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Bioplastic Textiles Market Outlook (2023 to 2033)
The global bioplastic textiles market is estimated to value at US$ 915.6 million in 2023 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% to reach US$ 2,128.1 million by the end of 2033.
The demand for textile and nonwoven fibers is likely to drive the bioplastic textile market. Synthetic fibers used in textiles and other applications can readily be replaced by bio-based plastics used in textiles, such as PLA, PET, PHA, PA, and PTT.
Market Size (2022A)
US$ 854.3 Million
Estimated Market Value (2023E)
US$ 915.6 Million
Forecasted Market Value (2033F)
US$ 2,128.1 Million
Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
Key Companies Profiled
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Comprehensive Sales Analysis
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass, which includes polymers that meet these specific standards for biodegradability and composability. The market for bioplastic fabrics is being fueled by widely reported factors such as climate change, which is caused by pollution and CO2 emissions as well as an increase in the cost of fossil fuel.
Furthermore, consistent research and development on bioplastic textiles and a rise in awareness about environmental conservation are boosting the overall bioplastic textile market. Additionally, stringent regulatory reforms by several governments toward the reduction in plastic usage have augmented the demand for bioplastics.
- Short Term (2023-2026): The use of bioplastic textiles in diverse applications and increasing demand for sustainable products are driving the market for bioplastic textiles.
- Medium Term (2026-2029): Stringent government regulations regarding the use of plastic and growing demand for green products from end users is set to augment the bioplastic textile market growth, especially in Europe and Asia.
- Long Term (2029-2033): Investments in research and development to make the textile industry more sustainable and initiatives by various companies for the usage of bioplastic textiles will drive the demand in the long term.
Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global bioplastic textiles market registered a CAGR of 6.7%, according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 8.8% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.
Market Dynamics Overview
“Growing Bioplastic Demand to Supplement the Market’s Growth”
Plastic is an important product that finds its application in every sector of the industry. However, the production process of plastic requires crude oil as a raw material. The plastics are toxic and non-biodegradable in nature, polluting the environment. Rising crude oil prices and non-biodegradable nature of plastic have created a shift towards bioplastics that are produced using bio-based sources and are biodegradable.
According to data by European Bioplastics and Nova-Institute, the global production capacity of bioplastics reached 2.23 million tons in 2022 which is further set to increase to 6.3 million tons by 2027.
Bioplastic textiles are used to manufacture clothes, bags, shoes, and other textile products. Demand is anticipated to increase due to the pressing need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Bioplastics are becoming more user-friendly and compatible owing to technical advancements, making them a potential alternative source for end-use.
“High Cost and Lack in Mechanical Properties: A Hurdle to Be Bridged”
Bioplastics are generally considered eco-friendlier than traditional plastics; however, it is not always necessarily true when the lifecycle of the material is taken into consideration. Production of bioplastics results in higher amounts of pollutants indirectly, due to the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow crops and the chemical process needed to turn organic material into plastics.
Bioplastic is more expensive than regular polymers, which restrains the market's expansion. This is because bio-based polymers have a high polymerization cost and the processes are yet to reach economies of scale as they are in the developmental stage.
Bioplastics have insufficient mechanical qualities when compared to conventional polymers which are limiting their market share in the textile industry.
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Government Policies and Initiatives to Augment Bioplastic Textiles Market in Germany
There are more than 6000 registered companies in Germany, hence the textile sector is the biggest in all of Europe making Germany the crown of the region. Moreover, Germany is a pioneer in the use of bioplastics due to the rising demand for eco-friendly goods and a shift in consumer behavior.
The government also is making investments in research to produce and increase bio-based materials to be used in the textile industry. Moreover, favorable government policies such as the ban on non-biodegradable and single-use plastics are expected to boost the demand in the region.
Moreover, the presence of key players in the region along with numerous small and medium-sized enterprises entering the market are driving the production of bioplastics, hence creating demand growth.
How is Growing Sustainable Packaging Driving Bioplastic Textiles Demand in China?
China holds the largest market share in the Asia Pacific region, which can be ascribed to the country's strict government regulations banning non-biodegradable plastics. Additionally, a shift in consumer preferences in favor of the use of bioplastics has increased the demand in the area.
Additionally, several food chains are encouraging the usage of bioplastics in the area to reduce the consumption of traditional plastics. For instance, in 2021, Yum China announced the beginning of several sustainable packaging projects aimed at reducing the use of non-biodegradable plastic packaging by 30% by the year 2025.
Due to such favorable factors, China’s market for bioplastic textiles is expected to expand over the forecast.
Why is the use of PLA Increased for the Production of Medical Implants?
Polylactic acid (PLA) is presently a highly important bioplastic used in the market. PLA primarily contains lactic acid and is made by the microbial fermentation of starch, which is usually obtained from maize, potato, cassava, sugar cane, and sugar beet.
PLA finds its major application in the packaging of sensitive food products. PLA is biocompatible and biodegradable and thus is also used to manufacture medical implants. The biocompatibility property of PLA helps it in performing its function without eliciting any toxicity or injurious effects on the body and it is absorbed by the body after a specific period of time. PLA is degraded into lactic acid by the body which is nontoxic to the human.
PLA accounted for around one-fourth of the total bioplastic textiles market share and owing to its biodegradable nature the demand for PLA is anticipated to increase during the forecast period.
Why are Bioplastic Textiles Preferred by Packaging Solution Providers?
Bioplastic fabrics are mostly used in the packaging business, which includes rigid and flexible packaging. This can be ascribed to the shift in customer preferences toward products made from biological sources and the growing awareness of the dangers of synthetic products.
Around 2.41 million tons of bioplastics were produced globally in 2021, with the packaging sector, the bioplastics industry's largest market segment; accounting for 1.2 million tons or 48% of the total volume.
Bioplastic packaging is in high demand for use in encasing organic food as well as luxury and branded goods with specific requirements. Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the demand for bioplastic textiles for packaging is expected to expand over the projected period.
Prominent bioplastic textiles manufacturers are BASF SE, Braskem, Bio-on SpA, Biome Bioplastics, Corbion, DuPont de Nemours, Ercros S.A, and Orbion.
Market participants are investing in the creation of economical manufacturing procedures. This aids in increasing long-term profit, meeting consumer demands, and minimizing negative effects on the environment. Market players are focusing on partnerships with end users to develop products that increase the consumption of bioplastic textiles.
- In December 2022, BASF SE partnered with StePac to develop packaging solutions that are sustainable and increases the shelf life of fresh produce.
- BioTexFuture is a German government-funded research initiative that focuses on increasing the use of bioplastic materials in the textile industry. The project is led by Adidas, a sportswear giant; and RWTH Aachen University. The research project aims to increase sustainability in the textile sector where currently around 73% of fibers are derived from petroleum.
Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of bioplastic textiles positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.
Segmentation of Bioplastic Textiles Industry Research
By Material :
- Polytrimethylene Terephthalate (PTT)
- Polyamide (PA)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
- Polylactic Acid (PLA) or Polylactide
By Source :
- Corn Starch
- Including Wheat
By Application :
- Home Textiles
By Region :
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia & Oceania
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The global bioplastic textiles market is expected to be valued at US$ 915.6 million in 2023.
Worldwide demand for bioplastic textiles is anticipated to reach US$ 2,128.1 million by 2033-end.
Europe is anticipated to account for over 55.6% of the global bioplastic textiles market by 2033.
Sugarcane holds the major market share for the production of bioplastics and is expected to expand further owing to its biodegradable and carbon-negative nature.
During 2018-2022, consumption of bioplastic textiles increased at 6.7% CAGR.